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Principal Specialist, Strategic Regulatory Projects

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Date: 07-Jan-2022

Location: Southampton, GB, SO16 7PX

Company: Lloyds Register

About Regulatory Affairs

Regulatory Affairs (RA) has responsibility for determining and executing LR M&O policy with governments, classification societies, industry associations, standard setting bodies, national, regional and international organisations. We do this in two stages:

  • Influencing, in conjunction with other stakeholders and internal subject matter experts, the development of regulations, guidance and other instructions which emanate from these organisations
  • Implementing these requirements into LR processes, Rules, procedures and other internal guidance to ensure LR and our clients are in compliance


Closing date for applications 12/09/2021



Regulatory Affairs is Southampton-based. The successful candidate would need to be able to work from this office when required, and be able to visit London and Brussels for industry and regulatory engagement occasionally, sometimes at short notice. Further international travel may be required on occasion. LR offers a flexible working policy with a mixture of office and remote working. 


The role

This role will be suitable for a candidate who can keep on top of longer-term regulatory developments and understand, and explain to others, what they mean at both a regulatory level and an industry implementation level. You will need to have a high-level technical overview, particularly for the current decarbonisation and digitalisation challenges. You will have your own responsibilities and autonomy, but will not be working on your own as you will be interacting frequently with others within LR and with external industry contacts


Role purpose

This role provides an oversight of future regulatory and industry developments which may have an effect on LR strategy. Currently this includes longer term developments such as decarbonisation and digitalisation. It influences the organisation to ensure preparedness across LR’s technology capability, compliance, assurance and performance functions. It offers leadership within the maritime industry in the regulatory area through cooperation with governments, industry and LR experts and alignment with the LR strategic development themes. The role often has to operate in situations where the parameters are not well defined and where previous experience does not provide any precedent, both within LR and within industry.


Key responsibilities:

  • Identify future regulatory opportunities and risks arising from IMO, EU, IACS and other forums. Assess, interpret, record and communicate opportunities and risks.
  • Deliver regulatory insight on long-term developments to internal stakeholders, and represent LR interests to external stakeholders and forums.
  • Own and progress the implementation into LR service delivery and governance procedures of selected implementation items originating from the regulatory horizon scanning.
  • Represent LR at external meetings and forums in order to achieve effective influence externally and to positively represent LR at these forums as and when required.
  • To mentor / coach other employees, as appropriate, to achieve effective knowledge transfer and application. In particular, to engage actively with the IMO/IACS implementation and coordination team within RA.
  • To pursue continuous professional development and maintain a high degree of discipline knowledge and awareness.


Technical/professional qualifications/requirements:

  • A practical working understanding of the maritime regulatory and commercial regimes, including an oversight of how statutory requirements are put into practice by a compliant ship, ship operating company or shipyard.
  • A degree or equivalent from a tertiary organisation recognised by Lloyd’s Register within a relevant field which may include engineering, physical science, business or economics (minimum of two years programme) or qualifications from a marine or nautical institution and relevant sea-going experience as a certificated ship’s officer.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional institution, or working towards membership.
  • An excellent command of the English language.
  • Demonstrable evidence of communicating effectively at different levels within organisations and to influence successfully and openly at all levels – both inside our organisation and outside in the industry.
  • A proactive approach to problem solving with the ability to get the job done.



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